HOW TO RAZOR CLAM – RAZOR CLAM DIGGING

 

HOW TO RAZOR CLAM

You will learn about razor clam digging, razor clam cleaning and cooking razor clams in this video.  Digging razor clams is a exciting family activity when visiting Seaside Oregon.

RAZOR CLAM DIGGING – “Learn to dig razor clams with a clam gun”

Clatsop Beach near Seaside Oregon is 18 miles long and accounts for 95 percent of the harvesting of razor clams on the Oregon Coast.  The best time to dig for razor clams is during a minus tide.  Plan on being there 2 hours prior to the low tide which can be found on any local tidal chart.

There are three major kind of “shows” to look for:

1. Dimple: A depression in the sand

2. Doughnut: Has raised sides

3. Keyhole: Is usually in drier sand areas and is shaped like an “hour-glass” or is a hole with very distinct sides

Stomping your feet or hitting the ground with a pole are ways to get the clams to produce a show.  We used the stomping technique in this video. You may think you look funny doing this but the results will show for themselves.  We had several families come up to us and say, “you look like you know what you’re doing, can you help us?”  It’s amazing what you can learn on the internet.

The limit is 15 razor clams per day in the Washington and Oregon States.  We limited out in less than 30 minutes per day during our four days in Seaside, even though we didn’t have a minus tide.  We parked at the end of 12th avenue in the public parking lot near the boardwalk. It’s a short 5 minute walk to the razor clam beds. You can use a shovel but the easiest way to dig for razor clams is to use a clam gun.  The best clam gun on the market is called the Clamhawk and can be purchased at Dennis’s Company in Long Beach Washington or Englund Marine & Industrial Supply in Astoria Oregon. The Clamhawk is a 5” stainless steel clam gun and will last a lifetime.

RAZOR CLAM CLEANING – “Learn how to clean razor clams the easy way”

Place the razor clam in boiling water for a few second or until the clam opens. Then immediately submerge the clam in ice cold water to stop the cooking process. Use a pair of scissors to cut the tip of the neck off then cut along the zipper and thru the first siphon.  Cut the second siphon to open the razor clam. Remove the gills and turn the clam over to cut off the stomach.  Wash away the black matter.  Open the digger with a pair of scissors and butterfly it with a knife. Some people remove the digger when cleaning but I prefer to keep the clam with the digger and body together. Razor clam cleaning is very easy and will take a few minutes to complete.  Take your time.

RAZOR CLAM FRY – “Learn how to cook razor clams perfectly”

Dip the clams in the egg wash and coat them with any fish fry mix. We tried “Slap Ya Mama” and “Louisiana” fish fry.  I preferred “Slap Ya Mama”.  You can add extra heat by adding 1/2 teaspoon of Slap Ya Mama Hot Cajun Seasoning to any fish fry mixture. Once the oil is hot enough, fry the razor clams for about 1 1/2 minutes or until golden brown on each side.

Enjoy them with a creamy clam dip as an appetizer or on a Po’ boy bun.  No matter how you eat them, you will be experiencing the best the west coast has to offer.

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HOW TO RAZOR CLAM – RAZOR CLAM DIGGING

HOW TO RAZOR CLAM

Learn about razor clam digging, razor clam cleaning and cooking razor clams in this video.  Digging razor clams is a exciting activity when visiting the Oregon coast.

RAZOR CLAM DIGGING – “Learn to dig razor clams with a clam gun”

Clatsop Beach near Seaside Oregon is 18 miles long and accounts for 95 percent of the harvesting of razor clams on the Oregon Coast.  The best time to dig for razor clams is during a minus tide.  Plan on being there 2 hours prior to the low tide which can be found on any neighborhood tidal chart.

There are three major kind of “shows” to look for:

1. Doughnut: Has raised sides

2. Dimple: A depression in the sand

3. Keyhole: Is usually in drier sand areas and is shaped like an “hour-glass” or is a hole with very distinct sides

Stomping your feet or hitting the ground with a pole are ways to get the clams to produce a show.  We used the stomping technique in this video. You may think you look funny doing this but the results will show for themselves.  We had several people come up to us and say, “can you give us recommendations on digging for razor clams.  We were more than happy to pass on our knowledge.

Washington and Oregon both have a limit of 15 razor clams per day.  We were able to get our limit in less than one hour during our four day stay in Seaside Oregon.  I would recommend you park at the end of 12th avenue in the public parking lot near the boardwalk. It’s a very short walk to the razor clam beds. You can use a shovel but the easiest way to dig for razor clams is to use a clam gun.  The best clam gun on the market is called the Clamhawk and can be purchased at Englund Marine & Industrial Supply in Astoria Oregon or Dennis’s Company in Long Beach Washington. The Clamhawk is a 5” stainless steel clam gun and will last a lifetime.

RAZOR CLAM CLEANING – “Learn how to clean razor clams the easy way”

Place the razor clam in boiling water for a few second or until the clam opens. Then immediately submerge them in ice cold water to stop the cooking process. Cut the tip of the neck off then cut along the zipper and thru the first siphon.  Cut the second siphon to open the razor clam. Remove the gills and turn the clam over to cut off the stomach.  Wash away the black matter.  Open the digger with a pair of scissors and butterfly it with a knife. Some people remove the digger when cleaning but I prefer to keep the clam with the digger and body together. Razor clam cleaning is very easy and will take a few minutes to complete.  Take as much time as necessary.

RAZOR CLAM FRY – “Learn how to cook razor clams perfectly”

Dunk the clams in the egg wash and coat them with any fish fry blend. We tried “Slap Ya Mama” and “Louisiana” fish fry blend.  I preferred “Slap Ya Mama”.  You can add extra spice by adding 1/2 teaspoon of Slap Ya Mama Hot Cajun Seasoning to any fish fry blend. Bring the oil up to temperature before starting. Fry the razor clams for two minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Serve them with a creamy clam sauce as an appetizer or Po’ boy.  Regardless of how you eat them, you will encounter the best the west coast brings to the table.

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SECRET LIFE OF SASSY

 

Secret Life of Sassy: The adventures of Sassy while on our vacation along the Washington and Oregon Coast.

Sassy enjoyed many bike rides along the Discovery Trail in Long Beach, Washington. Sassy went for a few swims while kayaking in Ilwaco harbour in Ilwaco, Washington. We climbed the sand dunes at Pacific City, Oregon.

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THINGS TO DO IN ASTORIA OREGON – WHAT TO DO IN ASTORIA OREGON

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Things to do in Astoria, Oregon. Astoria Trolley and BowPicker Fish and Chips in Astoria, Oregon are must see.

Old 300 was built in 1913 by the American Car Company of St. Louis, Mo., for the San Antonio Traction Company in Texas. This group of cars was numbered 300 to 313 and had composite car bodies constructed from both wood and steel. Similar cars, 314 – 325, came from American Car in 1914 and had steel bodies. In 1917 the San Antonio Traction Co. became part of The San Antonio Public Service Co.

 

Streetcar service in San Antonio officially ended April 29, 1933, though some cars remained in service occasionally through the July 4th weekend. This was due to slow delivery of new buses and a higher than expected rate of breakdowns of buses.

 

Car 300 was presented to the Witte Museum on Sunday, April 29, 1933 with great fanfare. The car was run onto the museum grounds under its own power and parked. (Witte Museum is the precursor, and an important part now, of the San Antonio Museum Association.) Old 300 was left outside, with little maintenance, until 1948. It then received housing and a superficial restoration, including filling rotted areas with plaster. Traction motors, air compressor, and resistors were loaned out to another operation during World War II and never returned. In 1968, after the San Antonio World’s Fair, a Transportation Museum was developed at the downtown fairground. Car 300 was again placed on outdoor, unsheltered display until 1980, by which time it had a rather terminal case of rot.

 

The initial 1980-81 restoration ultimately required the use of car body 311, which had been scrapped in 1933. It had been placed under a metal shed and served as a woman’s residence until 1978, when she entered a rest home. Mrs. Rhoda Billings donated her home for this restoration. 300’s interior fittings and brass window sashes were used in this restoration. Broad-gauge New Orleans trucks and traction motors were acquired in Shreveport and “standard gauged,” which means that the wheels were spaced 4’ 8 1/2” apart to fit on standard tracks. The original 4-foot gauge trucks are held by San Antonio Car Co. to place under another San Antonio car to be restored.

 

Old 300 is still the property of the San Antonio Museum Association. However, it has been in the Pacific Northwest for more than 10 years. For about five years, Old 300 ran on the Willamette Shore Trolley line from Portland to Lake Oswego. Then for the next five years the trolley went to Gales Creek, where another restoration was begun and Old 300 ran at the Glenwood Trolley Park. The Glenwood Trolley Park was shutting down operations when the City of Astoria was made aware of the availability of Old 300. Old 300 was leased from San Antonio for five years at $1 per year, and brought to the MERTS facility in December 1998 for restoration.

 

The most recent restoration of Old 300 was completed by an all-volunteer group of Astoria residents during the first five months of 1999. Considerable wood rot on one side below the windows was repaired. The exterior canvas roof of the trolley was re-covered, the interior bead-board ceiling installed, and the electrical systems repaired. The interior and exterior were painted. A diesel generator was acquired, and the generator trailer fabricated. More than $20,000 was raised (and spent), and nearly 3,000 man-hours were donated. As motormen and conductors, we all share a burden of responsibility not only for the safety of our passengers, but also for the continued preservation of Old 300.

 

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Beer battered Albacore tuna and steak fries!

 

— The breaded fish at Bowpicker is 100 percent Pacific Coast albacore tuna, the steak of the sea, caught by local fishermen and fried lightly in a golden batter. Firm chunks of Albacore tuna lightly beer battered and fried to perfection by Ron and Linda. They stand ready to soak up malt vinegar and scoop tartar sauce. The bed of thick steak fries, crunchy outside and tender inside, are much more than a side dish. For $11, you get five chunks of breaded albacore on top of a bed of steak fries.

 

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June 05, 2016
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